Then God spoke all these words:
I am the LORD your God who brought you out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
You must have no other gods beforea me.
Do not make an idol for yourself—no form whatsoever—of anything in the sky above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth.
Do not bow down to them or worship them, because I, the LORD your God, am a passionate God. I punish children for their parents' sins even to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me.
But I am loyal and gracious to the thousandth generationb of those who love me and keep my commandments.